… naturally attributed to Marilyn’s MS. However, after almost a year in a wheelchair it was discovered that it wasn’t — her hips were shattered. Marilyn replaced both hips —One was metal and the other ceramic — at the time she was 73 and feeling younger than she did in her sixties.
“If you have MS, you’re taking steroids and you’re in pain,” Marilyn shared after her hip replacement, “check with your doctor to make sure the pain isn’t orthopedic.”
“We thought MS was messing up her hips,” Moore adds, remembering her dancing in the kitchen.
After the surgery, Marilyn lost weight and did yoga, which was essential to her life before her diagnosis. She was in the best shape of her life in over eight years and couldn’t be more proud.
“Yoga is perfect for setting goals for yourself,” Marilyn shared, “but also for setting boundaries. Wherever you’re at in that moment is perfect. That’s the ultimate goal.”
Marilyn, sadly passed away three years later at the age of 76. Moore announced it in an Instagram post saying “my mother, best friend, and partner in crime passed away February 8 at 76 years old… I miss her more than I ever thought possible…”
Moore, who commemorated the one-year anniversary of his mother’s passing in another Instagram post in Febuary, has been keeping his mother’s spirit alive in his new home. Although his mother didn’t get to enjoy his house, she was able to see it just days before she passed.
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“I brought my mom to the house,” Moore told PEOPLE. “She looked around and then she said, ‘This is my son’s home. I’m proud of you, Boo. And I hope it gives you a great life.'”
He is now doing his best to fill the void that his mother’s passing left. “My house is beautiful, but it’s empty without her,” Moore shares. “There’s always going to be that void. But I’m doing my best to make it me, to make it my mother’s son’s home.”
Currently, Moore is raising money to fight MS as well as working on movies and television shows. As far as his love life goes, he says he still wants to start a family with a young lady and remembers the advice his grandmother told him.
“My grandmother said, don’t go looking for it. It will happen when you least expect it. When the right person comes along, you will know it and she will bite you on the bum.”
Well, alright now!